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CNME February 2016

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Swedish families help Volvo develop autonomous drive cars

0 74Starting today,  Volvo Cars begins developing its autonomous driving vehicles with help from Swedish families, who will test its cars …

RIPE NCC, TRA to build IPv6 capacity in Bahrain

0 106The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC) and the Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently held a training program for telecommunications …

Toyota, Panasonic to boost alliance in EV battery development

0 235Toyota and Panasonic have announced an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive prismatic battery business.

Abraaj Group acquires stake in Tunisie Telecom

0 295Abraaj Group, a private equity firm, has bought a stake in Tunisia’s Société Nationale des Télécommunications (Tunisie Telecom) from Dubai …

ADGM-regulated $2 billion feeder fund for India launched

0 229Next Orbit Ventures (NOVF) ESDM, the newly launched Abu Dhabi-based fund established under the Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) jurisdiction, …

UAE University selects Mubadala, Serco JV for CAFM implementation

0 377Al Ain-based UAE University selected Khadamat for the deployment, and was supported by FSI Middle East who worked closely with Serco and Mubadala.

UAE MoF partners with Finovate Middle East to drive fintech innovation

0 341The UAE MoF has joined forces with the Finovate series to drive innovation, growth and investment in banking and payments technology in the Middle East.
Bitcoin hits another record high, guns for $20,000

Bitcoin hits another record high, guns for $20,000

0 40Virtual currency bitcoin hit another all-time peak on Tuesday, two days after the launch of the first ever bitcoin futures …
our future

TRA launches Our Future VR project

0 387The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched its Our Future project, which aims to help students determine their university specialisation …
OSN

OSN launches digital platform ASLI

0 381OSN has announced the launch of its latest digital offering, ASLI, which is set to become the region’s first free …

Oman’s 4G speed ranked the fastest in Arab world: report

0 511Oman outranked several advanced countries' 4G speeds, such as the US, France, the UK, Germany and Sweden in addition to all Arab countries.
Commercial Bank of Dubai

The AI doctor: Commercial Bank of Dubai CEO Dr Bernd van Linder

0 809Commercial Bank of Dubai CEO Dr Bernd van Linder is a rare commodity in his heavily-digitised industry. Boasting a PhD …

HH Sheikh Mohammed: Arab world must adapt

0 496His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai …

du announces VAT charges on products and services

0 370The company has started contacting all of its customers, electronically and personally, to advise them of the introduction of VAT.
IIoT, industrial, Honeywell, Energy Digitalisation Summit 2017

Honeywell shares insights on IIoT at Energy Digitalisation Summit 2017

0 517Global supplier of technology to the oil and gas industry Honeywell is sharing insights on how connectivity and the Industrial …
delta partners

Delta Partners-backed Aricent acquired by Altran

0 668Engineering and R&D services provider Altran has entered into an agreement to acquire Delta Partners-backed Aricent, a “digital leader” in …
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

HH Sheikh Hamdan named as a LinkedIn Influencer

0 425LinkedIn Influencers are selected to join this programme by invitation only, and comprise of 500+ of the world's foremost thinkers, leaders, and innovators.

MBRSC urges UAE youth to register for space programme

0 200Following the announcement from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and …
HR Tech Saudi Summit

HR Tech Saudi Summit addresses key issues and prospects

0 776The inaugural HR Tech Saudi Summit, organised by Dubai based QnA International, took place over two days, gathering policy leaders, key …
GCC smartphone

IDC: GCC smartphone market down 4.9% in Q3

0 343The GCC smartphone market dipped 4.9% while the mobile phone market remained flat in Q3 2017, according to the latest …
Verizon

Verizon 5G launch due for H2 2018

0 275Ericsson has been selected to provide networking equipment for the commercial Verizon 5G launch, the firms have announced. Verizon 5G …

Smart Dubai: UAE to generate $9.2B from digital transformation by 2020

0 810The UAE will generate AED 33.8 billion ($9.2 billion) by 2020 thanks to digital transformation, said Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office.

Microsoft appoints Al Hosni as country manager for Bahrain, Oman

0 364Al Hosni will drive Microsoft’s efforts to assist public and private-sector organisations in Bahrain and Oman with their digital transformation journeys.

Microsoft sets up internal AI university to combat skill shortage

0 337As part of the programme, Microsoft employees will be given detailed insights into different concepts that are important to the development of AI.
Middle East exports

$766 billion Middle East exports ‘driven by IT’

0 287The GCC remains one of the world’s most important trading partners despite a fall in oil prices, according to a …
MBRSG

MBRSG: UAE organisations must adapt in new age

0 366The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has released the Open Source Leadership 2017 report of the United Arab …
Ericsson

Ericsson announces expected 2018 consumer trends

0 409Ericsson ConsumerLab has announced the seventh edition of its annual trend report, ‘The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and …

Mubadala commits to 15 Silicon Valley firms in SoftBank partnership

0 507Mubadala deputy group chief executive Waleed al-Muhairi has announced that the Abu Dhabi state investor has made '15 to 16 investments' in technology firms.

Singtel, Ericsson reach Gigabit speeds in LAA trial

0 256Singtel and Ericsson have achieved an Asia-Pacific first in wireless technology by delivering a peak speed of 1.1 Gbps in …

Souq adds over a million Amazon products to online store

0 2232Souq has announced the launch of the Amazon Global Store, offering its customers in the UAE the ability to shop for over one million Amazon products. 
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Win a Huawei Fit Band worth over 300AED!

0 219We’re giving away one Huawei Fit Band, a high-tech fitness watch with up to 6 days of battery life that …

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